Decomposed Mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MowingisMaddness, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. MowingisMaddness

    MowingisMaddness LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    I recently got a job removing old decomposed mulch and replacing it with new. So now I have truckloads of old mulch and am trying to decide if it is worth keeping for future work....

    What do you guys and gals do with mulch that has been in flower beds for many years. Does it have any value as a soil amendment or compost...

    I would guess it could be successfully used to amend heavy soils, but wouldn't work as a compost because all its nutrients would have been drained out of it over the years?
  2. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Yes, it has value.. but only for the guy at the dump who is going to charge you to dump it.
  3. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    It has pretty good value left where it was. I cover old mulch with new, the old breaks down into the soil, just like nature intended.


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